Kurt B. Drain

Partner
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-702-1901
Fax:
312-561-5699
Email:

Kurt Drain has been litigating and counseling clients regarding civil matters since 1995. After practicing for six years in California, Kurt moved to Illinois in 2001. He continues to represent clients in both states, in federal and state courts, and before a variety of municipal and state administrative agencies and departments. He has also represented clients pro hac vice and in discovery matters in a variety of jurisdictions.

Kurt's practices areas include commercial and contract disputes and negotiation, lender liability and mortgage litigation and compliance, secured lending disputes, employment disputes, reinsurance disputes, mechanics lien and construction disputes, product liability litigation and property rights matters.

A graduate of Yale University and The University of Michigan Law School, Kurt has presented lectures and seminars on a number of issues throughout his career including evidence presentation, electronic discovery, and arbitration agreements.

Kurt is currently Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Business Law Committee and is a past Chair of the Documentation, Drafting and Best Practices Subcommittee.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Lender Liability
  • Product Liability, including national toxic tort defense
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Secured Lending Disputes
  • Mortgage Litigation Compliance
  • Construction Law
  • Property Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Yale University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association’s Business Law Committee, Chair
  • Chicago Bar Association’s Documentation, Drafting and Best Practices Subcommittee, Chair
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